This week I got one of the most exciting pieces of news of my writing career. I heard that THE PATTERSON GIRLS was shortlisted for the prestigious General Fiction category of the Australian Book Industry Awards. It was exciting enough when I heard my GIRLS had made the long list but it was truly an honour to make the shortlist when I was up against such talented and established authors of amazing fiction.
The other contenders for General Fiction Book of the Year are:
- Close Your Eyes (Michael Robotham, Sphere, Hachette Australia)
- The Lake House (Kate Morton, Allen & Unwin, Allen & Unwin)
- The Perfumer’s Secret (Fiona McIntosh, Michael Joseph, Penguin Random House)
See, TOUGH competition – I love all these authors books, so will try not to fangirl too much if i get to meet them!
To see the books in the other categories click here.
The winners will be announced in Sydney at the ABIA Awards dinner on May 19th and I’m lucky enough to be heading over for the event.